An oem air filter for my 01 prelude is $42. The after market STP
version is $21. I understand the original is a woven glass fiber vs.
paper for the new one. I put in the stp and wondered if there was any
way to restore the old one. Rinsing it with water showed no dirt
particles. I don't have access to compressed air, but would that work?
Still have it. 380,000 miles. Original engine and tranny.
Mine has problems as well.
1) oil consumption high (1400 mi/qt)
2) brakes vibrating (again; time for new rotors)
3) vibration from transmission bearing.
The third one requires a rebuild or replacement of the tranny. I'm not sure
I want to spend the money. So I might not have the car in a year...
Thinking of a CR-V.
Bought the missus a new '10 CR-V shortly after the '11 models came out.
Got a nice break on the price. She loves it and I've driven it some too.
It is a very nice vehicle, especially for the money. I also see where
the current Consumer Reports-- the automotive issue-- top-rates it for
My only complaint is the shape of the seats and the shape of my
butt/lower back aren't a good match-- unlike my '07 Accord EX-L ;-)
You're all worthless and weak. Now drop and give me 20.
while some people regard it as academic for an older vehicle, the truth
is that good filters are definitely more effective than cheap ones -
better particle filtration to smaller sizes with less pressure drop.
you'd be better going with another aftermarket brand like wix than stp
which cut every corner possible.
as for cleaning, it's pretty much impossible. and if you priced in your
time and materials used trying to do so, it would make no economic sense
even if you could.
just shop for better pricing on a better filter.
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